Month October 2019

Cod Fishing

Each weekend (actually Saturday through Monday) between the last one in July and the first one in September, individuals may fish for cod. There are many restrictions, such as the method used to fish, but the primary one is the…

Fish Processing Plant

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Many of the little communities we visited have fish processing plants, like the one pictured below. Most are closed. Closed after the demise of the cod fishery in 1992. 30,000 jobs were lost, which given the population of the province…

The Playground

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A little further down the road from “The Tank”, in Toogood Arm, is a playground. It looks as it has not been used for years. I observed that most of the people in these smaller villages are beyond middle age;…

The Tank

I was riding my bike through Toogood Arm when I came across a “tank”. When I was growing up in Montreal these machines were used to clear the sidewalks of winter snow. I don’t know if such machines are still…

Basketball

My attraction to this garage was not its aesthetically pleasing, replete with symbolic meaning, dilapidated state, but rather the basketball hoop. My first thought was surprise that this game had made its way to Newfoundland. Surprise because I have not…